Can you keep up with e-book readers?

October 21, 2009 at 1:46 pm Leave a comment

I can’t and I don’t bother – someone does  a market recap every few months anwyay – but I will mention some recent developments.

  • B&N have released their own e-book reader called Nook. Like the Kindle it is dedicated to their stores only. Looks better cosmetically but is rubbish for the rest of the world coz wi-fi access is limited to instore (i.e. US only), and there’s no browser.
  • A new reader, this one for Australia, from BeBook (aka the Hanlin ebook reader). It’s ugly, has limited RSS sites but reads most popular formats including Mobi, and it can browse online stores. Like all new hardware, software updates expected. Price AUD499 (the Iliad from Dymocks was priced at AUD799 – it has disappeared from their store but they are selling a Hanlin reader for AUD399)
  • I’m still waiting for Plastic Logic’s Que reader, set for release in January.
  • Or the Pixel Qi, which I think is too cute for words. Production starts this quarter.
  • Microsoft’s Courier tablet , not so secret. *drool*

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